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Delta Invites New Yorkers to ‘Delta Dugout’

May 19, 2011

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) invites New York baseball fans to upgrade their game experience at an interactive three-day event celebrating the city’s two beloved teams.

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As the official airline of the Yankees and the Mets, Delta is commemorating the iconic interleague series between the teams by hosting its second annual “Delta Dugout” at Madison Square Park, May 20-22. The event will feature player appearances, live game viewing, baseball-themed activities and giveaways.

“Delta Dugout is part of our ongoing commitment to New York and the communities and charities we serve in the Metropolitan area,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president – New York. “The event commemorates one of the city’s great match-ups and celebrates New York baseball, its players, and our dedicated fans – who are the greatest in the world. We think there’s no better way to celebrate our proud affiliation than to share it with New Yorkers through a one-of-a-kind baseball extravaganza that extols the sport and spotlights the highly anticipated interleague series.”

The Delta Dugout will feature appearances by current and former Yankees and Mets players, a special music performance from Yankees legend Bernie Williams and live coverage of the interleague series on a large screen in the park. It also will offer an array of activities for baseball enthusiasts, including batting cages and fast pitch, as well as a photo booth and special games and giveaways throughout the day. Fans will enjoy ballpark-style concessions and specialty food and beverages, including a special “Delta Dugout hotdog” featured at the Shake Shack throughout the weekend.

Throughout the three-day event, Delta will offer prizes to fans including ticket packages to Mets and Yankees games, special ballgame events and round-trip domestic and international tickets on Delta**. Additionally, Delta will host the Sky360 Lounge, where it will display its premium BusinessElite in-flight experience, including full flatbed seats and information on its award-winning culinary offerings. This special section also will host a silent auction throughout the weekend featuring Mets and Yankees memorabilia from Steiner Sports, including signed balls, bats and jerseys. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit the Harlem RBI Foundation on behalf of Yankee Mark Teixeira and the David Wright Foundation on behalf of the Mets’ third baseman.

The Delta Dugout schedule of events, May 20-22, includes:

Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways.
  • Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets Series Opener with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.

Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Fast Pitch Challenge and Baseball Clinic with Joba Chamberlain & Home Run Derby Challenge and Baseball Clinic with Josh Thole.
  • Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways.
  • Mr. Met Meet & Greet.
  • Bernie Williams Special Pre-Game Concert.
  • Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets Series, Game Two, with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.

Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • The 3rd Annual Fan Flair Challenge at the Delta Dugout with phenomenal giveaways to the “most spirited” outfitted Mets and Yankees fan, including sweet game tickets, baseball gear and more.
  • Gaming Village and Delta Sky360 Lounge: Batting Cages, Fast Pitch, Custom Photo Booth, Delta Destination Challenge, Plane-Ko, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Dugout Trivia, Specialty Concessions, Giveaways.
  • Live Viewing of Yankees-Mets Series, Game Three, with great giveaways, including travel packages from Delta, baseball gear and tickets to future Mets and Yankees games**.

About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 346 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

** Official Rules for The Delta Dugout in Madison Square Park Daily Drawing Games

No purchase required. Promotion open to all legal United States residents 18 years or older. Employees of Delta Air Lines, its agencies and their families are not eligible. Delta representatives will hand special tickets redeemable for giveaways. To enter, participants must receive an entry ticket from a Delta Dugout Event Staff at a designated area, upon entering the park.

To win, participants must be present during the drawing call, which will take place on stage periodically during the game viewing in the designated viewing party area in Madison Square Park. Limit one entry ticket/prize per participant. Winners will be drawn at random during the event from entries received on that date. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries handed out. Participants need to be present to win. If a potential winner is not present, the entry will be void and an alternate entry will be drawn. Potential winners must sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/publicity release before award of prize.

7 prizes of round-trip travel in the continental U.S. (ARV: $400 each), grandstand tickets for two to Citi Field on June 23 (ARV $21.60), July 16 and August 6 (ARV $50.40) and grandstand tickets for two to Yankee Stadium on July 7, July 30, August 24 and September 20 (ARV $44) will be awarded. All prizes are non-refundable may not be exchanged. Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed prizes will not be replaced. Travel prizes awarded in the form of certificates redeemable for tickets. Certificate seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Certificates are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered. The sale or barter of tickets obtained through redemption of Certificates is also prohibited. Any tickets obtained through such sale or barter are void and will not be honored for travel. After ticketing, date, time and routing changes may be permitted (subject to the availability of booking class) upon payment of applicable fees.

This promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.

A list of winners may be obtained by sending a request prior to December 31, 2011 to “Delta Dugout in Madison Square Park Viewing Party Giveaway,” Delta Air Lines, Inc. Dept. 010, P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, GA 30320 6001.

Sponsor: Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges apply to ticket prizes. See Rules for details:

Air Travel: Ticket prizes will be awarded in the form of Certificates that must be redeemed by May 20, 2012. Travel must be between May 20, 2011 and May 16, 2012. Certificates may be redeemed for round-trip coach class travel on Delta in the 48 states including Canada. Restrictions and blackout periods may apply. Certificates may be redeemed only by the person whose name has been entered and cannot be reissued. Any transportation that is unclaimed, is not awarded or is otherwise not used by the travel completion date specified will be forfeited.

Certificate seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Certificates are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered. The sale or barter of tickets obtained through redemption of Certificates is also prohibited. Any tickets obtained through such sale or barter are void and will not be honored for travel. After ticketing, date, time and routing changes are permitted (subject to the availability booking class) however a $200 fee applies.

Certificates do not include a $3.70 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. For travel to/from Hawaii/Alaska, U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $16.20 is not included. Certificates used for international travel do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $32.20 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $299, depending on itinerary. For travel within the United States/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and to/from Canada, $23 USD/CAD fee for 1 checked bag and $32 USD/CAD fee for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at delta.com. There is a $2 USD/CAD surcharge for the first bag, $3 USD/CAD for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside. For all other travel, no fee for 2 checked bags (50 USD/CAD/EUR fee for travel to/from Europe for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at delta.com, 55 USD/CAD/EUR fee for second bag when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside) and 200 USD/CAD/EUR fee for third checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. These taxes and fees are subject to change, are the responsibility of the passenger and (except for bag fees) must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Any taxes, fees, or changes paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used. However, once redeemed, Certificates are void and will have no further value. Certificate travel will not qualify for SkyMiles mileage. Stopovers/Upgrades/Waitlisting/Open Returns are not permitted for tickets booked with Certificates. Standby travel is not permitted except for an earlier flight on the same day as flight ticketed, for an additional charge of $25. Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed Certificates will not be replaced. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time and place of departure. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to any passengers without proper documentation.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines


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